Thursday, July 23, 2009

Michael Sekijiro

One of my favorite trips of this summer so far has been our last minute surprise trip to Utah to see Kristina and Jonathan and their new baby, Michael. We weren't originally planning on going there when the baby was born. In an attempt to save some money, we were planning on visiting only for the baby blessing later on in the summer. It was a good and sensible plan...

But then, June 1 came along, and we got the much anticipated phone call that the baby was on it's way. All our finely laid out plans were tossed out the window. Paul and I were dying to jump on a plane that very minute. Paul felt very strongly that he wanted to be there for his sister. So our plans changed! :) We bought plane tickets for early (EARLY) Saturday morning. And the best part was, the only person in Paul's family that knew we were coming was Jonathan. It was awesome.

It was so much fun to surprise Paul's family. And the last minute trip was well worth it! See for yourself:

Awww! Isn't he adorable?!

Here we are meeting our new nephew (can you tell from Paul's face that we woke up at 3:30am that morning? ;) ) :

Grandma Grace and Grandpa John couldn't be more excited to have a new grandson. :)

And they were also thrilled to have some unexpected time with their first grandson, too!

James thought his new cousin was pretty dang cool. He even learned how to say his name already! Here are the two handsome boys (little Michael makes James look like a giant!):

And here's the whole family! :) Can you believe how tall Steven has gotten?

Even though we just got home from Utah again on Sunday, we sure miss you all. Most especially, we miss this little guy:

Can't wait to see you again in a few weeks!


Diana Aiko Harris said...

Way to be on your tippy toes Steven!?
He is not taller than Jeff yet! :)

Claudia said...

The new baby is darling! Maybe the fact that James was so good with his new cousin means he's ready to be a big brother! J/K!

The Bountiful Ridge's said...

Michael (and Jonathan and I) miss you guys more and can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

Grant and Stacy said...

What a cutie! How nice that you got to be there!